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Annie Appleby

Annie Appleby is founder and designer of YogaForce. Working for Paramount Pictures back in the late 1980’s, she began taking lunch-time yoga classes on Paramount’s lot. Unable to find hip, comfortable yoga clothing, Annie started Yoga Force in 1995 and revolutionized the yoga apparel industry. Since then, her clothing has been featured in the television and film industry and carried by more than 150 retailers. In 2005, she created the patented YogaForce A-Line Mat. The mat’s alignment system aides in physical therapy, yoga, pilates, and all floor exercises guiding the body into proper positioning to maximize performance. Annie’s been teaching yoga privately since 1997 and also teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area at world-wide corporations such as Google, Oracle, and Stanford University. Ever aligning her professional experience and lifestyle with her entrepreneurial spirit, she most recently partnered with Carved Solutions, the esteemed, eco-friendly Vermont-based company. View Guest page

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Baron Baptiste

Baron Baptiste has been an influence on the international and American yoga scene for over two decades. His message and the methodology of Baptiste Yoga™ have produced powerful results for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Focusing his energies toward fractured communities long plagued by ingrained patterns of poverty and violence, he’s taken empowerment methods into the most desperate regions of Kenya. In 2007, along with Paige Elenson, Baron helped found the non-profit Africa Yoga Project based in Nairobi, Kenya and dedicated to transforming the lives of impoverished youth through service and teaching the practices and techniques of Baptiste Yoga™. Over 4,000 students attend the Africa Yoga Project courses each week, free of charge, which are delivered by 60 Kenyan teachers who live and teach within the slums of Nairobi. The Africa Yoga Project teachers are trained directly by Baron. He’s authored four books which have been translated into more than twelve languages. View Guest page

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Fadia Bascom

Fadia Bascom is a certified yoga teacher and single mother. She’s currently a senior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. She recently earned her liberal arts degree and was the first woman in her family to get a degree. Re-pursuing her education has been the single most significant decision of her life. Therapeutic movement is one of her main passions and making the world a functional place to live is one of her most valued lifelong goals. View Guest page

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Suzanne Bryant

Suzanne Bryant is a former journalist for 60 Minutes. She lives in California and has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and Nutrition. Through her private wellness practice, Suzanne aims to transform lives and help people connect to their health and happiness. She has clients on both coasts. Suzanne also teaches yoga privately and to groups and is excited to launch yoga and wellness retreats worldwide, helping one soul at a time transform the world into a happier place. Suzanne recently released a Feature Documentary called YOGA IS: A Transformational Journey. The film is about humankind’s seemingly endless questions about life such as love, truth, happiness, purpose, dark and light, transformation, and, of course, what Yoga Is! Suzanne is forever grateful for the profound transformation she has experienced and wants to share with all her clients a path she has found and program that she has specifically designed to help her clients find true and lasting happiness. View Guest page

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Joann Burnham

Joann Burnham is founder of the Nantucket Yoga Festival (http://nantucketyogafestival.com/) and co-founder of Dharma Yoga Nantucket. She’s been practicing yoga for more than 20 years, and her practice is firmly grounded in Classical Hatha Yoga. In addition to being a certified yoga instructor, she is also a certified raw chef. Joann lives on Nantucket year-round with her husband,Ted. James Miller is a former United States Marine and has practiced yoga as his primary discipline for the past 15 years. His signature style is Freestyle Hatha Yoga. A yoga educator, James has brought the message of yoga to literally thousands of students, and he has personally trained and certified over 250 teachers. This marks his fourth year as director of the Iowa City Yoga Festival (http://iowacityyogafestival.com/). View Guest page

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Cliff Feigenbaum

Cliff Feigenbaum is the publisher of GreenMoney Journal, an award-winning publication of sustainable business and impact investing. This quarterly newsletter and website is celebrating twenty years. Cliff is also a member of the Social Investment Forum and Business for Social Responsibility. View Guest page

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Alicia Hansen

Alicia Hansen began practicing yoga in college as a part of a newly-found healthier lifestyle. As a student of Laura LaRosa at the Nishkama Yoga School of Yoga, Alicia completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in December 2012. In her professional life, Alicia is a non-profit event planner. In the rest of her spare time, she writes “Poise in Parma” (www.poiseinparma.com), a healthy balance blog. She’s been featured in “Women’s Health”, on MSN, and Fitblogger. View Guest page

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Michael Levy

Michael Levy is a world leader on the philosophy of truth and wisdom. A professional optimist, he is the author of ten inspirational books and has enjoyed many life experiences and a successful business career. From starting his own textile company in England at the tender age of 19, to investing in commercial real estate and stocks and commodities, Michael has parlayed his unparalleled business success into a meaningful life, a life abundant with peace and joy. He retired to Florida in 1992 and after spending six years in deep thought and pondering inner questions, he established Point of Life, Inc. as a vehicle to project his transformative philosophy and spiritual understanding. Michael is a fluent speaker on radio and television and is available for seminars and meetings to share and discuss his views about the purpose of life and finding the peace and enjoyment that lead to a healthy, stress-free life. View Guest page

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Sadie Nardini

Sadie Nardini is a full-spectrum transformation advocate: a renowned empowerment speaker, yoga and anatomy expert, and Healthy Hedonism lifestyle leader. She travels internationally, infusing her teachings with a real-world mix of eastern and western techniques that clients can immediately apply to gain empowerment and success on all levels. She writes a success and fitness blog for Yahoo! Shine, and her Total Body Transformation DVDs are #1 best-sellers on Amazon. Sadie is on the faculty at Omega and Kripalu and tours with the Yoga Journal Conferences. She is also an Ultimate Wellness and Yoga expert for the Dr. Oz based website Sharecare. Sadie lives and rocks it in New York City. View Guest page

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Shakthi Paramasivam

Shakthi Paramasivam is a “demolition expert” who helps breakdown the barriers to one’s inner self. He’s been practicing the art and science of yoga since early childhood, and his early influences were his family who taught him that yoga was a way of life. Fascinated by the power of the mind and the amazing abilities of the body, Shakthi has been on a journey to realize the true self. To fulfill this quest, he has sought teachers of different lineages to study in India and the US. View Guest page

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Neal Pollack

Neal Pollack is the author of several best-selling books of fiction and non-fiction including Downward Facing Death, a scorching, sardonic look at the LA yoga scene, Jewball, and Alternadad. His latest serialized yoga-detective mystery, Open Your Heart, is available on Amazon. He writes for lots of magazines and websites and even writes reviews for cars. He is a certified yoga teacher, lead singer of The Neal Pollack Invasion, and a roller-derby announcer. (Really)? You can follow his satirical commentary @nealpollack onTwitter or email him with praise or offers of paying gigs. View Guest page

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Tao Porchon-Lynch

Extraordinary leaders and teachers change the way we perceive the world. The very best lead us by their example. Tao Porchon-Lynch, Master Yoga teacher, 95 years young, synthesizes the most positive aspects of Indian, European and American thought. Tao is uniquely equipped to spread Yogic insights, originating in India, to Westerners seeking enlightenment. She has trained and certified hundreds of yoga instructors, since founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in 1982. Tao has over 70 years of yoga practice and more than 45 years of teaching yoga to students in India, France and the U.S. Before teaching yoga, Tao had a long and varied career. She was an actress in England, France and the USA (under contract to MGM) in the 1940’s and 50’s, wrote screenplays and made documentaries in the 60’s and 70’s. What’s more, she was part of the French resistance movement during World War II. At a youthful 95, Tao brings a delightful, childlike love of life and nature to all that she does. View Guest page

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David Romanelli

David Romanelli is on a mission to restore the present moment's proper place in the modern world. He has committed the past decade to integrating ancient traditions with modern culture and bringing a light-hearted, fun approach to wellness. His journey began in the yoga world fusing the ancient practice with pop culture. His first book “Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' in the Moment” reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. His next book “111 Ways to Celebrate Life Now!” launches in spring 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out more on his website: www.yeahdave.com. View Guest page

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Ava Taylor

Ava Taylor is the founder of YAMA Talent, the world's first management company, consulting firm, and booking agency dedicated to nurturing yoga teachers and businesses. An avid yogi and a tenacious, creative entrepreneur with her finger on the pulse of the rapidly expanding yoga industry, she is well-connected, and the go-to strategist for top professional yoga teachers, studios, and brands looking to be relevant in the yoga marketplace. Committed to running an ethics-based business, her personal mission is to be a catalyst for better living and to bring the tools of wellness to communities of all kinds. Ms. Taylor has been featured in the New York Times and sits on the Board of Advisors for Veria Living TV, and The Lineage Project which brings mindfulness practices to at risk youth in NYC. View Guest page

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Erik Vienneau

Erik Vienneau is founder and president of Open Sky Event Marketing (OSE). OSE is dedicated to meeting people where they are along the path of wellness and offering them opportunities to advance to a more peaceful and health-filled life. The driving force behind Erik’s life is to show others that they are pure potential and not the self-limited thoughts that our minds often generate. OSE owns the Yoga Rocks the Park, Friday Night Yoga Club and myomtown.com (coming soon) brands. View Guest page

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Baron Baptiste

October 2, 2013
Hosted by Jeff Bogart

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For more than 20 years, Baron Baptiste has been an inspirational yoga teacher, author, and leader in the realm of transformation. Today, he talks about his journey from being born into a family of yogis and philosophical educators to founding Baptiste Yoga. A true “frontiersman”, Baron has dedicated much of his time to the marginalized in our society. From doing his practice with returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, to help founding the African Yoga Project, to working in impoverished neighborhoods in L.A. and D.C., Baron’s on a quest to empower the world’s citizens. He’ll talk about these extraordinary experiences and their impact not just on the global community but on his own life. Plus, one lucky listener will win a copy of his new book “Being of Power: The 9 Practices to Ignite an Empowered Life.” Be present for this full hour with Baron Baptiste.

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The Yoga of Money

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The Yoga of Money is a road map to achieving financial independence and living in abundance through yoga’s timeless teachings. Mindfulness is truly the first step in mastering money management. With mindfulness, you use money. Money doesn’t use you. Our money life, like yoga, is a journey or path. Using the Life Planning process, Jeff Bogart helps put his clients on a critical path, a vision quest of their future without the burdens of worrying about money! Bogart offers time-tested advice about growing wealth the smart way, the yoga way. The Yoga of Money offers compelling content, and the guest list includes well-known and inspiring people from the yoga community. Many guests relay how yoga has given them a new life path and how they discovered that yoga could provide them with an abundant lifestyle.

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Jeff Bogart

Jeff Bogart has been helping people with their investment and life planning issues for over 25 years. At the beginning of 2012, he tied together his wealth management expertise and his passion for yoga to form Yogic Investing, the union of yoga, wealth, abundance, and money. He knows that developing a healthy relationship with money requires discipline and focus, just like the yoga we practice. In fact, he is one of a select few financial advisors in our country who fully understands the connections between yoga, money, wealth, and abundance. Throughout his formidable career, Bogart’s remained committed to helping people nurture their relationship with money and grow their wealth. He has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and has been a speaker at several Midwest yoga festivals. He also writes Money Oasis, a monthly newsletter which bridges the gap between the spiritual and material world. Bogart lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with his wife, Antje, and their two Belgian Sheepdogs. One of his Belgian sheepdogs, Carlos Santana, participates in Therapy Dog programs at local hospitals, nursing homes, and children’s reading programs.

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